Simon Rolfes

  • Date of birth : 21/01/1982
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Germany Germany
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Simon Rolfes

Simon Rolfes

A Bayer 04 Leverkusen stalwart for the past seven seasons, Simon Rolfes is a defensive midfielder who also attacks with relish. A runner-up at UEFA EURO 2008, where he played two matches for Germany, he missed the 2010 FIFA World Cup through injury but has re-entered coach Joachim Löw's plans with some strong displays in 2011/12.

• Joined SV Werder Bremen in his late teens but could not break out of the amateur ranks, despite a spell at second division SSV Reutlingen 05.

• A bystander in Bremen's league and cup double triumph of 2003/04, he left for TSV Alemannia Aachen, where he enjoyed an impressive season in the second tier and the UEFA Cup, leading to recruitment by Leverkusen.

• Became a pivotal member of Rhinelanders' first XI from day one and scored his first Bundesliga goal in a local derby versus 1. FC Köln on 21 September 2005.

• Missed only three Bundesliga games in his first four seasons at Leverkusen and also helped the club reach the UEFA Cup quarter-finals two years running.

• Won his first cap for Germany against Denmark in March 2007 and went to UEFA EURO 2008, where he made his first two starts since that debut, in the quarter-final versus Portugal and the last four against Turkey.

• Career progress was halted by a serious knee injury in 2009/10, forcing him to miss the 2010 World Cup, but he was back to his best in the autumn of 2011, enjoying a successful debut UEFA Champions League campaign for Leverkusen and winning a recall to the national side for a succession of friendlies, including a 3-3 draw against Ukraine in which he scored.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: runner-up 2008

Last updated: 02/03/12 11.25CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 30/05/2014 02:01 CET
03.08.2013German DFB CupFirst roundSV Lippstadt 08SV Lippstadt 081-6LeverkusenLeverkusen6700
10.08.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen3-1FreiburgFreiburg2000
17.08.2013German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen4500
14.09.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen3-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9001
17.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMan. UnitedMan. United4-2LeverkusenLeverkusen9010
21.09.2013German BundesligaMainzMainz1-4LeverkusenLeverkusen9002
24.09.2013German DFB CupSecond roundArminiaArminia0-2LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
28.09.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-0HannoverHannover9010
05.10.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-1BayernBayern9000
18.10.2013German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim1-2LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
26.10.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-1AugsburgAugsburg9010
02.11.2013German BundesligaBraunschweigBraunschweig1-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
09.11.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen5-3HamburgHamburg9000
23.11.2013German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
30.11.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen3-0NürnbergNürnberg9000
04.12.2013German DFB CupThird roundFreiburgFreiburg1-2LeverkusenLeverkusen9001
07.12.2013German BundesligaDortmundDortmund0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
15.12.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen0-1Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt9000
21.12.2013German BundesligaBremenBremen1-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
25.01.2014German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg3-2LeverkusenLeverkusen9010
01.02.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-1StuttgartStuttgart9001
07.02.2014German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach0-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
12.02.2014German DFB CupQuarter-finalsLeverkusenLeverkusen0-1KaiserslauternKaiserslautern12000
15.02.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-2SchalkeSchalke9000
18.02.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16LeverkusenLeverkusen0-4ParisParis4600
01.03.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen0-1MainzMainz9000
08.03.2014German BundesligaHannoverHannover1-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
15.03.2014German BundesligaBayernBayern2-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
23.03.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-3HoffenheimHoffenheim9010
26.03.2014German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg1-3LeverkusenLeverkusen500
29.03.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-1BraunschweigBraunschweig300
04.04.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
13.04.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-1HerthaHertha1900
20.04.2014German BundesligaNürnbergNürnberg1-4LeverkusenLeverkusen2000
26.04.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-2DortmundDortmund900
03.05.2014German BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt0-2LeverkusenLeverkusen4500
10.05.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-1BremenBremen4500

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Simon Rolfes
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 21/01/1982 (32)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Leverkusen ( GER)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 79kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    03/10/02: Bremen 8-0 Metalurh Donetsk
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round)
    12/10/00: France 4-2 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Germany U-1841

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 13/03/2014 01:05 CET
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